In addition, shipments of waste must be packaged, labelled and transported in accordance with international rules. In the event that an accident occurs during the shipment of waste, Basel requires the responsible parties to inform the potentially affected countries of the accident. Finally, parties to the Convention must submit to the Basel secretariat an annual report summarizing the quantities and types of hazardous wastes exported or imported, as well as the methods of determination and disposal. The Basel Convention establishes a comprehensive system for the control of hazardous wastes shipped from one country to another. States Parties to the Convention are not permitted to trade with non-Contracting Parties with hazardous wastes, but Article 11 of the Convention provides that Contracting Parties may conclude agreements or arrangements either with other Parties or with non-Contracting Parties. All Wisconsin governments, including UW campuses, research stations, and other real estate, must use mandatory waste management contracts for certain waste streams. Other disposal contracts are available as an option. Below is an overview of consolidated contracts for disposal services at UW System sites. The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is a multilateral convention negotiated from 1988 within the framework of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The negotiators of the Convention wished to promote environmentally sound management of exported and imported wastes, particularly in developing countries. The United States has separate agreements for the import and export of hazardous wastes with Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Malaysia and the Philippines. Shipping documents must contain an emergency number 24 hours a day. To meet this requirement, the UWSA Office of Risk Management, in collaboration with UW-Madison, maintains a service contract with ChemTel, a company that advises response forces with your shipment in the event of an emergency.
For more information, see UWSA ChemTel. The Waigani Convention (Convention on the Prohibition of the Import of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes into the Forum Island States and the Control of the Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes in the South Pacific Region) is one such agreement, which entered into force in October 2001. The Canada-U.S. agreement was concluded in 1986 and amended in 1992. Note that wastes on the U.S. Green and Hazardous List under U.S. national procedures are subject to yellow controls (see 40 CFR, Section 262.82(a)(1)(i)). Although the United States is not currently a party to the Basel Convention, the Treaty still applies to U.S. importers and exporters. Parties to the Basel Convention may not exchange Basel waste with non-parties in the absence of a predetermined agreement between countries. .